Tuesday, February 5, 2008

PADDLEFISH #1, Mount Marty College


In the newest AWP Writer's Chronicle there's a call for submissions for PADDLEFISH, the Mount Marty College literary journal. I went to their site to check it out, and it mentions on the home page that more than 1,800 submissions were received for the first issue, which came out last year. That's a lot of submissions for a magazine that hadn't published a single issue, and therefor had no public evidence of the editor's taste. It's also a lot of submissions for a Catholic, Benedictine college with a total student enrollment of 1,100. Just more evidence of how extreme competition in the literary field can be.

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